Formed under Section 28 of The Chiropractic Act, 1994 the Investigation Committee is required to review and investigate all complaints received concerning professional misconduct or incompetence and present a written report to the Discipline Committee with its recommendations. A written report is also provided to the Board, the complainant, and the member who is the subject of the complaint.
The Investigation Committee consists of persons appointed by the Board. At least three must be members of the CAS. No member of the Investigation Committee can be a member of the Discipline Committee.
The Investigation Committee generally proceeds in the following manner:
- Acknowledges in writing the receipt of the complaint to the complainant.
- Advises the accused member by letter that a complaint has been received.
- Investigates the facts of the case through review of files, personal interviews and the use of other relevant sources.
- Comes to a decision on the matter and formulates a report with recommendations.
The written report with the recommendations of the Committee is sent to the Discipline Committee and the Board.